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NHS: Negligence

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 26 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the 100 largest clinical negligence payments were for compensation claims against his Department by award or settlement in the last five years; and what the nature of the complaint was in each case. (196328)

[holding answer 25 March 2008]: The information requested has been placed in the Library, the table shows the top 100 damages payments last five years. The NHS Litigation Authority supplied the information.

The size of award for cases is the total amount paid on closed claims, or for the sum of the outstanding damages reserve and the damages already paid for open claims. Open claims are claims where settlement has been agreed but final payments have not yet been made.